RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

A collection of news and information related to U.S. Department of Agriculture published by this site and its partners.

Top U.S. Department of Agriculture Articles

Displaying items 23-33
  • Obama's pardoned turkeys aren't the only ones deserving of a more humane Thanksgiving

    Obama's pardoned turkeys aren't the only ones deserving of a more humane Thanksgiving
    Once again, President Obama has pardoned two turkeys using  “executive action” (ha-ha) on Thanksgiving eve, ensuring that neither will be the centerpiece on anyone’s holiday table.   The White House asked Twitter followers to vote on...
  • Timing that Thanksgiving dinner just right

    Timing that Thanksgiving dinner just right
    Q: I love to cook on Thanksgiving. I do the full meal of turkey, stuffing, rolls, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce. Sometimes, when family comes, they like to bring a green bean casserole that needs to be heated up, or...
  • Prepare fruit and veggies wisely to preserve vitamins and minerals

    Food preparation techniques such as peeling, chopping and cooking make an impact on the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables. Follow these tips to preserve nutrients in your kitchen: 1. Fresh is best, frozen is next. Fresh, ripe produce in-season-...
  • Illinois governments face loss of more than $50 million in fraud scheme

    Illinois governments face loss of more than $50 million in fraud scheme
    Dozens of local governments — from Downers Grove to Frankfort — face investment losses totaling more than $50 million of taxpayer money in a fraud scheme the FBI and the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago are unraveling. The tax dollars...
  • State postpones pond drawdown, residents still in limbo

    After complaints from Glasgo Pond residents about losing their water supply in advance of planned dam repairs, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has postponed the pond drawdown till spring to give people time to make alternate...
  • South Florida activists arrested in monkey-farm protest

    South Florida activists arrested in monkey-farm protest
    Seven animal rights activists from South Florida were arrested over the weekend on a road trip to protest the growing number of facilities in rural Hendry County that breed monkeys for scientific research. They were on a tour organized by South...
  • U.S. farm sector profits slump as expenses rise: USDA

    Net farm income in the United States is now forecast to be $96.9 billion, down 21 percent from a year ago and the lowest since 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. The 2014 forecast was revised down sharply from $113.2 billion in...
  • Chew On This: 'Sweet Potatoes' author debunks myths

    Hillsborough, N.C., cookbook author April McGreger wants to settle the confusion about yams and sweet potatoes. First, McGreger says, they are not the same vegetable. Sweet potatoes are grown in the U.S. Yams are a tropical plant, grown in Africa and...
  • Suburban funds frozen by fraud investigation

    Suburban funds frozen by fraud investigation
    Some suburban officials worry that millions in taxpayer dollars could be lost and are closely following as federal authorities prosecute a case involving alleged fraudulent loans provided to a state investment fund in which dozens of Illinois towns...
  • 2014 warmest year: California, world set to break records

    2014 warmest year: California, world set to break records
    This year is on track to be the warmest year on record for California — and the entire planet — according to a new report. Temperatures in California for the first 10 months of the year averaged 4.2 degrees above the state's 20th century...
  • Lehigh County meat producer recalls pork products

    Lehigh County meat producer recalls pork products
    The federal government said Wednesday that a Lehigh County meat processor is recalling nearly 3,000 pounds of pork products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. K. Heeps Inc. of Upper Macungie Township packaged its Stryker Farm Beer...